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First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019

Registered Early Learning and Care Services and Registered Childminders Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st, 2020.  From this date under Regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved […]

First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund 2019 Expression of Interest for FAR Trainers

Dear Trainer, A new regulatory requirement for Early Years services will come into force from June 1st 2020.  From this date Tusla Early Years Inspectorate will require services to meet the regulatory requirement for Regulation 25. Regulation 25 states that there must be a person(s) who has undertaken the FAR (First Aid Response) by a […]

Application for a DCYA reference number for the purposes of applying for Capital Funding 2019

In late December 2018, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, TD announced the priorities for 2019’s Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes. The Minister has secured €9m for capital grants across 2019. The budget for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes has been set […]

AIM supports

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to promote inclusion and to ensure that all children with can meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) free pre-school programme in mainstream pre-school settings.AIM is a child-centered model, offering a range ofuniversal and targeted supports to services. It offers […]

New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

  School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla  Minister Zappone signs the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 and the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018, enabling school age childcare services to register and participate in new Affordable Childcare Scheme  The families of over […]

New Affordable Childcare Scheme to open for applications in October 2019

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that the new Affordable Childcare Scheme will open for applications in mid- October 2019, with payments flowing from November 2019. The scheme will offer a single, easy to access system of financial subsidies towards childcare for families in Ireland.  Through this, it will enhance […]

Adullt Education Services Dún Laoghaire Rathdown – Upcoming Training

Adult Education Services Dún Laoghaire Rathdown in  DDLETB Training Centre Loughinstown The Adult Education Service is now advertising for their upcoming training courses for 2019. Please click here to see their range of courses. If you are interested in applying or need more information, you can contact them on 012043660 or visit their website here.

Child Safeguarding Statement – Resource Documents

Dear Early Years Provider, We are delighted to make available 3 support documents that have been developed for early years services on developing a Child Safeguarding Statement  The resources are: Child Safeguarding Statement Template for EarlyYears Feb 2018 Draft Child Protection and Welfare Reporting Procedure Developing a Child Safeguarding Statement: A Guide for Early Years Services […]